Monthly Archives: May 2012

Find the perfect wedding present right here

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Shop the BRIDAL GIFT GUIDE event where you’ll find state-of-the-art countertop appliances from top brands KitchenAid and DeLonghi – the quality you deserve at the prices you won’t believe.

Our top picks:

KitchenAid Stand Blender



Chanel’s Versailles Resort Spectacular

Every year, Karl Lagerfeld dreams up a collection for the Resort/Cruise season inspired by an exotic locale, and stages a grand spectacle of a show in that place. Past destinations include Saint Tropez, Venice Italy, and Miami.

This year’s tour-de-force occurred in one of the world’s most opulent spots – the palace of Marie Antoinette, otherwise known as Versailles in Paris.

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The show took place at the fountains in the garden, and the models sported pale-hued hair and Chanel’s iconic interlocking C logo on their faces. The collection (referred to by Chanel’s go-to DJ Michel Gaubert as “ghetto royale”) was a perfect fusion of historic and modern, with lace cuffs and brocade details appearing alongside slouchy trousers and platform sneakers.

As always, Chanel’s signatures – pearls, chain-handled bags, and pieces crafted in boucle tweed – were seen throughout. Pastel shades and white were most prevalent, but there was a smattering of classic black.

If Marie Antoinette was alive today, we’re sure Lagerfeld’s creations would be right up her alley.

The look of the 2012 Billboard Awards

On May 20th, the A-list descended on the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to celebrate the past year’s biggest chart-toppers at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. And while performances by Justin Bieber and Katy Perry rocked the house, the real stars on the white carpet were the clothes.

At any music industry awards show, the dress code is more relaxed than say, the Oscars. This leaves celebs free to take risks. From neutrals (like Jordin Sparks in a perfectly-fitting DVF number) to vibrant hues (Usher’s look-at-me blue suit), from short (hello Miley Cyrus’s legs in a Jean Paul Gaultier jacket) to long (Carrie Underwood, resplendent in an ethereal Oscar de la Renta confection), we saw it all at this year’s Billboards – and we’re glad that we did.

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Can’t wait to see next year’s looks!

BTR publicist and fashion expert Lori Krebs is picking her top fashions, accessories, and homeware for summer

You can strut your stuff with confidence this summer – we’ve got BTR fashion expert and publicist Lori Krebs to help you on your way to fabulous hot-weather style. Be sure to also check out her picks for the home and decorate with confidence.

Whether she’s gifting celebs at the Golden Globes Gifting Suite, or being featured on hit shows like Good Day LA, EXTRA, and Entertainment Tonight, Lori is the go-to fashionista, helping you create your best summer wardrobe yet.

We also sat down with Lori to get the inside scoop on which celebs got it right and what the ultimate summer style faux-pas is.

Shop her picks starting today at 11 a.m. ET!

Q: What’s a celebrity summer trend you’re loving right now? Which celeb rocks it best?
A: I’m all about COLOR this summer. Anything from neons to pastels! I’m especially loving anything in peppermint green, powder pink, a crisp coral, and sunflower yellow – these hues make me smile!
In my books, Jessica Alba wins best dressed this season. I adore the colorblock trend she’s been rocking.

Q: What’s one summer item you’d recommend for our shoppers?
A: A great maxi dress that can take you from day to night seamlessly.

Q: What’s the number one summer style faux-pas?
A: A swimsuit that doesn’t fit you properly! I see this way too often. Why, people?

Q: The Billboard Music Awards just passed and the MTV Movie Awards are coming up soon – what dress style do you love seeing on Hollywood’s hottest celebs?

A: I love watching award shows like the Billboards and MTV Awards because the fashion is so much more fun and daring. Did you see what Miley Cyrus sported at the Billboards? My point exactly.

Q: Of all the celebrities you’ve met, which one would you say is the one to watch, style-wise?

A: I have my eye on Kourtney Kardashian. She always dresses on-trend but puts her own spin on each look. I love that. She’s one hot mama.

Shop Lori’s picks found in these events:

Matt & Nat, Soul Revival, J75, Bikini Essentials, Sterling Boutique, Premium Watch Event, Dashing in denim, Sandra Vendetti, and Home Sweet Home.

Follow Lori on Twitter for more juicy celeb gossip and style news! @LoriKBTR

Shop pieces from the jewelry designer of Dancing With The Stars

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Just in time for tonight’s Dancing With The Stars season 14 finale, we’ve got an event cut out for the jewelry lovers out there (to be fair, we’re pretty sure there’s one in all of us).

Anne Koplik Designs is the official jewelry brand of DWTS. It’s also had a starring role on 90210, The View, and America’s Got Talent. And it doesn’t stop there. The dazzling collection has hit the stage at the Emmys, the Tonys, and the American Music Awards. Magazine editors are enamored as well – it’s been seen in the pages of In Style, Lucky, and Good Housekeeping.

Designed and produced in New York, the line spans a variety of aesthetics. Whether you opt for classic pieces, whimsical, almost ethereal stunners, or you like some vintage inspiration, Anne Koplik’s got a little something special for you.

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Ann Lopez picks her top summer fashions and accessories for plus-sized ladies

Whether you’re a skinny mini or a curvaceous lady, summer is all about having fun with your fashion choices! And today is all about you plus-sized beauties.

To help you on your way to sweet summer style, we brought back TV producer and actress Ann Lopez to pick her top fashions and accessories.

We also sat down with Ann to find out what plus-sized women should look for when shopping for summer essentials, what to pack on vacation, and so much more!

Q: What summer trends are you most excited to wear?

A: Color, color,and color! Orange is big this summer as is pink, lime green, purple, blue and yellow! I have a great orange Prada bag from about three years ago that I’m using again this summer and a hot pink Nancy Gonzalez tote that I am using as my briefcase for work. Mix colors together for a funky look and remember bright colors always look great and pop with white. You can also bring color in with jewelry. Two trends I’ve been seeing is big, bold colorful jewelry and more natural, eco-friendly jewelry.

Q: What are three beachwear tips you’d give to plus-sized women going on vacation?

A: First, buy a bathing suit that flatters you and that fits. Don’t think that if you buy a smaller size it will hold you in – it’s a bathing suit, not Spanx! Buy a beautiful, light cover-up with matching sandals. Add a fabulous hat and you will look stylish and chic! I vacation in Hawaii a lot and the sun is very strong. I don’t go in the ocean without a long-sleeved surf shirt. It keeps me protected from the sun and hides those love handles at the same time!

Q: What is your “go-to” outfit when you want to stay cool in the sun but look fabulous at the same time?

A: Linen! I have a favorite three-piece linen outfit in a natural color that always makes me feel stylish but keeps me cool in the 100+ degree Los Angeles summer heat. I can wear it with great flats or heels, add big earrings and some Jackie O sunglasses and off I go!

Q: What is your favorite way to add a pop of color to an outfit?

A: One easy way to add color is a colorful tank top under a summer jacket. I love accessories: scarves, big earrings, bags, shoes – be creative and have fun!

Q: Which shoe styles are a “must have” for every woman this summer?

A: I haven’t seen so many espadrille wedges in so many colors in the stores since high school. That is definitely a big look this summer. Also strappy sandals.

Shop her picks today, found in these full-figured and fabulous events:

Dress to impress, Love your shape, Dex, Lovely in Lingerie, Badgley Mischka and Betsey Johnson



Shop what mom really wanted for Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day, we think the top moms of the world should get exactly what they want – which may or may not be what you they received – oops!

Today is all about treating you hardworking moms to something special – whether that’s a hot new accessory or functional pieces for the home.

And in case you’re not sure where to start, we found amazing moms just like you and we talked mommy style, the perfect Mother’s Day gift, and more!

Q: What is the most meaningful Mother’s Day present you’ve received?

A: The most meaningful present I’ve received was crafts my kids made just for me for Mother’s Day.

– Connie F, mom to Maya and Samuel

Q: How does your personal style reflect what kind of mother you are?

A: I would say my personal style is pretty laid back. I try to own things that are versatile, for as a mother you wear many hats! I look for items that are trendy yet comfortable, because I am an active mom. I am always on the go, so my intention is to look good, while feeling comfy.

– Regine S, mom to Billy

Q: As a mother, what would your ideal gift be for your home?

A: A full time-nanny! Or a lovely picture frame to put a family photo in.

– Sarah T, mom to Everest

Q: If someone were to get you a fabulous new bag for Mother’s Day, which style would you prefer?

A: This season, I’d definitely pick a neon bag like the ones by Proenza Schouler.

– Randi K, mom to Madison

Q: What’s the sweetest thing your children have done for you on Mother’s Day?

A: My kids hand-made a booklet of favors for me that I could use at any time, like making breakfast in bed and cleaning the kitchen, and they honored all the coupons until they were gone. But my favorite were the kisses I got from my teenager, because those don’t happen often.

– Wendy G, mom to Ally, Danielle & Sabrina

These fashion-savvy moms picked their ultimate Mother’s Day presents for May 11th and May 12th – shop today’s selections here:

Luxury Lust

Luxury Scarves

Designer Watches

An Eye for Style

Bee Charming and Carolee